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Consultation update

The Trademarks Opposition Board received the following feedback during the June 28, 2010 to September 20, 2010 consultation period:

Important notice: Please note that access to this section is provided as a courtesy only. Therefore, comments are in the language in which they were submitted to CIPO.

Consultation period

Consultation period: June 28, 2010 to September 20, 2010

Consultation documents

Consultation and discussion

The proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations aim at modernizing and simplifying the administration of the trademark opposition regime to increase effectiveness and reduce operational costs for business. For example, the amendments to the Regulations may affect the timing and conduct of cross-examinations, allow for the electronic filing of evidence, and set prescribed deadlines for filing and serving written arguments and requesting hearings.

Contact information

Should you wish to provide comments, please submit them by September 20, 2010 to the attention of:

Darlene H. Carreau
Chair, Trademarks Opposition Board
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
50 Victoria Street, Room 4012
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0C9
Facsimile (819) 997-5092
Government of Canada

The above proposal is being put forward to generate further ideas regarding how best to improve the Trade-mark Regulations and we look forward to receiving your views, comments and suggestions in that regard.

Thank you for your participation and interest in this matter.

Yours very truly,

Darlene Carreau
Chair, Trademarks Opposition Board
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)